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The Last Goon Show of All (1972)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy  |  10 May 1972 (UK)
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Ray Ellington ...
Himself / The Red Bladder
Max Geldray ...
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Harry Secombe ...
Himself / Neddie Seagoon
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Andrew Timothy ...
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Wallace Greenslade, who was the radio show's announcer for most of its run through the 1950s, died in 1961. Andrew Timothy had in fact been the original announcer for the radio shows in the early days, so it was fitting that he was given the job of announcing the last one of all. See more »

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Neddie Seagoon: What were you doing up my trouser leg?
Bluebottle: A man has to do what he has to do.
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After the closing titles, Spike Milligan shouts "Now get out!" at the audience. See more »

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Hilarious Goon reunion
2 October 2002 | by (Minffordd, North Wales) – See all my reviews

"The Goon Show" was a long-running BBC Radio comedy programme, but the individual Goons had long since gone their separate ways by the 1970s. In 1972, for the 50th anniversary of the BBC, someone decided to reunite the Goons for one more radio transmission ... and, even more brilliantly, it was decided to have tv cameras present so that this once-in-a-lifetime radio broadcast could also be aired as a television special.

On 5 October 1972, Archgoons Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe were reunited for this historic broadcast, playing many of their beloved Goon characters one last time. All of the Goon shows had featured a live studio audience; this time round, the gallery was packed with hand-picked Goon fans. Among the members of the studio audience were Prince Philip and Princess Anne. (Prince Charles was otherwise engaged that night, but a congratulatory telegram from the Prince of Wales was read out at the beginning of the show.)

In strict accuracy, "The Last Goon Show of All" was not actually the LAST Goon show of all. On 31 December '72, Milligan, Sellers and Secombe reunited one last time to host "Festival of Entertainment", a one-off special on BBC1.

Alas, all three of the Archgoons are gone now, as are the subsidiary Goons such as Michael Bentine and Kenneth Connor. But the Goon Show will Go On (and Goon) forever. Needle nardle noo!


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